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April 25, 1914

The Administrative Control of Small-Pox. How to Prevent or Stop an Outbreak.

JAMA. 1914;LXII(17):1353. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560420059036

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This volume is a companion to the book "How to Diagnose Small-Pox," by the same author, and is intended as a contribution toward the prevention of that disease. It is prepared primarily for postgraduate students working for the diploma on public health given by the English universities. After discussing the natural history of small-pox and the mode of its development, the details of administration with which the modern health officer should be familiar are then taken up. The author puts the case in graphic form. "A certificate of a case of small-pox lies in front of you on your table. The question is in point of fact and detail, what are you going to do? If you are a responsible medical officer of health, that is a question that you must answer. If you are going to succeed, you have to be ready with the answer, to act instantly and

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